# Your question: Can a treadmill motor be used as a generator?

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## How much power can a treadmill motor generator?

The treadmill’s maximum output is 200 watts an hour. The average American uses about 28,000 watt-hours a day. The maximum treadmill workout, generating 200 watts for an hour, would save 2.4 cents, assuming an electricity cost of \$0.12 a kilowatt-hour, plus the power that would have been used by a motorized machine.

## Can you power a house with a treadmill?

The Verde treadmill generates up to 200 watts of electricity per hour through a micro-inverter built inside the machine. These tiny devices are also used in solar panels and wind turbines to convert the harnessed direct current (DC) power into an alternating current (AC) that can be sent to the grid.

## What voltage is a treadmill motor?

I am assuming the treadmill was powered by 120 volts because the motor requires 90 volts DC. If the original controller is not available or doesn’t work, you need to buy a DC motor controller in addition to an inverter.

## How many watts is a treadmill motor?

The average electric treadmill has a 2HP (1,500W) motor. You can expect to consume close to . 7kWh of electricity per week when following the recommended guidelines for moderate-intensity workouts.

## How many amps does a typical treadmill use?

Unloaded, most new machines will be in the 1.8 – 2 amps(A Rating). A good (B-to C Rating) used treadmill will be in the 2-4 amps (By the way, this is what you should use to buy a used treadmill, an ok, but getting rough reading is 4-6 amps(D to F rating), but anything over 6 amps means excessive wear and tear.

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## How much does a treadmill motor cost?

Authentic treadmill motors can cost anywhere from \$200 to \$300, which is not inclusive of the repair fee. Expect to spend \$500 or more on a new motor and replacement costs. Treadmill belts might be easier to install, but do not attempt to replace the motor if you have no experience in this field.

## What motor is best for a wind turbine?

You should be looking for a motor with a minimum amperage rating of at least 5 Amps. Anything above 5 Amps and you are good to go. Remember, the more amps and volts the wind generator creates the more power it is producing!